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Call for papers on Migration Law for the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.

SLS Conference 2013 Edinburgh - Call for Papers: Migration Law Section.

Dear Section Member,

The 2013 SLS Annual Conference will take place at the University of Edinburgh from 3-6 September.

The theme of the conference this year is “Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain” and papers on that topic are particularly welcome. The Migration Law Section is in group B.

As usual there are three slots available for our section: two sessions on Thursday 5th September and one on Friday 6th September. Each slot lasts 90 minutes (with two to three papers, if possible grouped around a theme). The number of papers per session will depend on what submissions are made so I invite everyone to express their interest and I will accommodate as many as possible.

The sessions are friendly, informative and constructive and submissions from research students and early career academics to senior colleagues are encouraged. The conference organisers would like to have the basic programme identified by the beginning of March, so if you are interested in presenting a paper, please e-mail me at by Friday 1st March 2013

At this stage, I will need a provisional title and a brief abstract. Please also let me know if you will be speaking in any other subject section to avoid any conflict in scheduling.

Speakers will be required to submit an abstract to the Paper Bank by late August, but providing a full text is optional. If you do submit a full paper it can be considered for the annual Best Paper prize, offering publication in Legal Studies and the prestige of winning this award. Details of the criteria for the Prize are available at If you wish your paper to be considered for the best paper prize, please note that a full written version (10,000 words or less) must be submitted to the Paper Bank by Monday 26 August.

Again this year there will be an opportunity for poster presentations (Posters A1 size) to be displayed beside the publishers’ stands in the area where tea and coffee are served; space is limited (only 20 posters for each half of the conference). Poster presenters are expected to attend the conference in the usual way and to be available to discuss their work. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity to present your work in a different way. If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster, please email me by Friday 1st March 2013. At this stage I need no more than your name and a brief outline of the paper or poster that you would like to present.

Finally, I wish to remind you that all speakers and participants are expected to fund their own travel, accommodation and registration fees.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,

Sonia Morano-Foadi

(Migration Law convenor)

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